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But it wasn't that way ...

Posted to Poetry and Politics

23 years ago, was it? Oh, I'm not saying those classes were hotbeds of intellectual curiosity and vigorous debate, but there used to be at a least a few students in each class who cared and who you could focus most of your energy on. Did all those people just disappear? Tell me.

And, what do you mean by "compassion fatigue"? That doesn't seem to make sense to me in the middle of everything else you are saying. Compassion for whom?

As for the whole "learning as a community" thing, don't get me started. We had a mandatory class first quarter. Ostensibly, it was all about developing good study habits. I could have waived it, but I thought I probably needed it, so I didn't. Anyways, in the middle of all the stuff about study habits was a chapter on "diversity". It was actually an element of the program! Now, what does diversity have to do with the price of eggs in China? And I never know how to answer those questions honestly without appearing to be a bigot. I'm NOT, but as you pointed out, there is no comparison between "Anna Karenina" and "The Color Purple". Does that make me a bigot? Gosh, there I go again, off on one of my rants ...

(Why doncha get off this board and open up the lines of communication a bit more? Today is a holiday for me and all I am doing is cleaning. I don't bite, you know.)